Friday, December 31, 2010
January One, One Success, One Resolution
January first, two thousand and eleven, a new year, a new congress, a new speaker, a new governor, new opportunities to succeed and fail. My new painting is looking like it may succeed. Summer Shade, 2010, 36" x 36" is the reason. While I think that painting missed the mark, it clued me in to going smaller for my Four Seasons Series. It was too big for a not so big subject--20 x 20 is more appropriate and more manageable.
Unfortunately, it won't get worked on today unless I magically recover from making a fool of myself last night. I'm drinking gallons of water for a slight headache. I took a swig of Maalox first thing for an upset stomach. And I'm icing my knee as a precautionary measure. After a day of painting and bopping to Bob Seger, I spent the night digging rock and roll music and dancing my socks off. All alone on the dance floor,(Honey doesn't dance), I moved to the tunes through couples who were a tad more reserved. In spite of some stares at the crazy lady who obviously had too much vino, I had a ball and woke up smiling.
There is one great thing about getting older: You don't mind making a fool of yourself. The louder the clock ticks, the more you think what the hell, go for it. I guess that's my first new years resolution.